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The Gargoyle in My Yard

by Philippa Dowding

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homelessness & poverty, fantasy & magic
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list price: $9.99
edition:Paperback
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published: April 2009
ISBN:9781894917827
publisher: Dundurn
imprint: Napoleon and Co
Description

Commended for the 2009 Resource Links Best Books and for the 2010 Best Books for Kids and Teens, short-listed for the 2012 Diamond Willow Award 

Chosen for the Toronto Public Library's 2015 Great Reads for Kids collection

What do you do when a 400-year-old gargoyle moves into your backyard? Especially when no one else but you knows he’s ALIVE? Twelve-year-old Katherine Newberry can tell you all about life with a gargoyle. Hes naughty. He gets people into trouble. He howls at the moon, breaks statues and tramples flowers to bits, all the while making it look like you did it! He likes to throw apple cores and stick his tongue out at people when they aren’t looking. How do you get rid of a gargoyle? Do they help the gargoyle leave for good? If you’re like Katherine and her parents, after getting to know him, you might really want him to stay.

About the Author

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, and a copywriter. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, and Red Maple awards. She lives in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning magazine copywriter, poet and children’s author. Her books in the Lost Gargoyle series were nominated for the Diamond Willow 2011 and Silver Birch Express 2012 Awards. The character of Gargoth was inspired by a visit to an odd antique store populated with mysterious gargoyles. Philippa lives in Toronto.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
3 to 4
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Commended, Resource Links Best Books of 2009

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The Gargoyle in My Yard

An ancient gargoyle moves into a 12-year-old’s backyard and quickly turns her family’s life upside down. Though he’s troublesome at first, they soon learn his story and come to love him. A story of tolerance that reminds us to never judge a book by its cover.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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